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I'm not sure Rice if its that website or a book I seen a lovely picture of the wagons been shunted in to load the station. Looking at the picture that siding would have been on the right hand side

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That's right, was there until the mid 1960s. There were also ones on the NCC, at York Road, and a much smaller one at back of Coleraine station. ;)

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cheers lads, it would make a cracking diorama scene beside a big shed... mind goes a wandering...... ;) any more photos or info about?

 

Inchacore seems to have been in the area between the running shed and works, seems to have been demolished in the 60s there is a photo of the coaling tower surrounded by scaffold in the Inchacore 150 book, not sure of Adelaide also had a coaling tower probably worth a trip to the IRRS Library.

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Just spotted what appears to be a comprehensive gallery of archive http://transportsofdelight.smugmug.com/RAILWAYS/IRISH-RAILWAYS

 

A great historical reference guide, well done, a great find, just show's what was available in Ireland, :-bd

 

( burnthebox, otherwise known as Paul Johnston, and no he's not related, pity )

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The OSI Map Viewer has the trackplan for the area in question: http://maps.osi.ie/publicviewer/#V1,711021,733384,7,9 I presume that the coaling tower is the item just to the left of the letters L.K. in the centre of the plan.

 

The 25" plan is from GSWR days before the coaling tower was erected in the 1930s, its interesting to see how compact the works is compared to later years with everything concentrated into a relatively compact area around the original works buildings.

 

There are plans of the Works dating from the 1860s & 1880s in Greg Ryan's book of the same name, the structure marked LK appears to be a limekiln.

 

This general area always seems to have been used for fueling with the coal stage and later coaling tower built on the site of the old coke ovens form before the 1860s.

 

The present day running shed and wagon shops appear to be on the site of the carriage and wagon shops and smithy which later beacme the main steam running shed.

 

Diesel No1 the present day erecting shop is on the site of the sleeper banks and Diesel No 2 the Ramps once used for load testing diesel locos, one time tender shops was the original locomotive erecting shop.

 

Its interesting to think that most of Inchacores output in terms of loco and carriage building up to the 1930s including substantial numbers of the larger classes like the Woolwich Moguls and 400 Class 4-6-0s was achieved inside the old cramped works, with only a handfull of steam locos built in the new erecting shop

 

 

 

 

 

The strangest part is the area around the running shed remains basically unchanged despite demolition of the coaling tower and building of the new running shed and wagon shops in the late 60s-70s.

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